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Second Weber Dispatcher in Eight Days Guides Caller Through Birth

Second Weber Dispatcher in Eight Days Guides Caller Through Birth

Posted - Sep. 5, 2004 at 4:13 p.m.



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- For the second time in just over a week, a Weber-area dispatcher has helped a pregnant woman have her baby.

The latest was a slow Friday night for Kevin Rose until he guided an Ogden woman while her 25-year-old friend gave birth on her couch.

Just eight days earlier, Kim McAllister, another Weber dispatcher, helped a man whose girlfriend was in labor.

In the case on Friday. a woman who had just gone to a friend's house suddenly went into labor.

After about six minutes on the phone with Rose, the baby was born.

However, it was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment of a condition called meconium aspiration, which sometimes happens when the baby inhales harmful things in the womb. That can be serious, but rarely leads to permanent lung damage.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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